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Northumbria University have released a statement with regard to the news that hundreds of members of its staff will be offered voluntary redundancy in an effort to make itself "moreefficient and effective" in the future.
Northumbria University has offered 700 of its staff the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy.
The university has said that it does not expect all 700 to take redundancy but that it is trying to make itself more efficient.
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Northumbria University has offered 700 members of its staff the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy in an effort to make itself "more efficient and effective" in the future.
A spokesperson told ITV News that it was not expecting all 700 to take redundancy, but is offering the option to many people whose job has changed.
Academic support, communication, admin and IT staff are all part of the consultation.